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Estate of avid environmentalist will benefit Coast

Iris Griffiths Interpretive Centre and the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation are two local organizations benefitting from Dr. Lois Kennedy's lifetime love of the outdoors.

Women's voices, women's history

As the saying goes, it takes a community to raise a child. In the case of the recently released Women of Pender Harbour -Their Voices, Their History, it has taken the support of many people in the Pender area to nurture the growth of this book.

August festival cancelled

Citing tough economic conditions, the organizers of the Sunshine Coast Wooden Boat Festival have pulled the plug on the August event.

Gibsons Gold strikes pay dirt

Have you had a good laugh lately? If the answer is no you should scoot on down to Gibsons United Church tonight, (Friday), tomorrow evening or the Sunday matinee for the final showings of Gibsons Gold. You'll love the inside jokes.

Have you seen turtles?

Community members are being asked to help ensure the survival of the spectacular western painted turtles by reporting their turtle sightings. The Sunshine Coast is home to one of the largest remaining populations of this federally endangered species.

Poet meets two old broads

Poet Terry Barker of Sechelt is taking another long slow wink at the universe in the latest of his many books, Two Old Broads and Other Poems. The 64-page collection offers both irreverent humour and thoughtful observations in equal doses.

Volunteer leaders needed

Guiding in Canada is celebrating its 100th year, yet here on the Coast it is rapidly shrinking, due to lack of adult volunteers.

Charlotte Diamond to perform at Children's Festival

The ninth annual Children's Festival and Duck Pluck Raffle promises to be a day filled with family fun and will feature one of Canada's beloved children's entertainers, Charlotte Diamond. The festival is set for June 19 in Dougall Park in Gibsons.

Survivor exposes bullies

Holocaust survivor Dr. Eva Olsson's message to the Roberts Creek audience Monday, May 17, was clear - if a child comes from a compassionate environment and grows up with love then that child will not become a bully.

Sunday tours resume

Beginning this weekend, a tour of the Botanical Garden in Sechelt is offered each Sunday at 2 p.m. It's a great chance to show off the Coast's new garden to visitors.
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